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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Information for specific audiences:

Carolina Core Courses

The Carolina Core curriculum has 10 Core components, each with learning outcome and credit hour requirements. The Carolina Core Requirements Chart shows what students need to take.

Types of Carolina Core Courses

  • Foundational Courses
    apply across disciplines early in the undergraduate experience
  • Integrative Courses
    apply in discipline-specific majors near the end of study
  • Overlay Courses
    offer students the option of meeting two (2) Core learning outcomes in a single course, students may not take more than two overlay courses to complete Core requirements.

Honors students have access to additional honors courses that may satisfy the Carolina Core requirement.

To see which foundational courses fulfill each area of learning, use the filters to search the table below. The list of integrative courses can be downloaded as a PDF.

Click on the course number to view a sample syllabus.

Foundational Carolina Core Courses
Course Title Learning Outcome
BIOL 208
Arts and Sciences
Our Hungry World: From Malthus to McDonalds
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
SCI Scientific Literacy
CPLT 150
Arts and Sciences
Values and Ethics in Literature
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
AIU Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding
CSCE 390
Engineering & Computing
Professional Issues in Computer Science and Engineering
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
HIST 108
Arts and Sciences
Science and Technology in World History
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
GHS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Historical Thinking
LING 240
Arts and Sciences
Language Conflict and Language Rights
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
PHIL 103
Arts and Sciences
Special Topics in Ethics and Values
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
PHIL 211
Arts and Sciences
Contemporary Moral Issues
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
PHIL 320
Arts and Sciences
Ethics
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
PHIL 321
Arts and Sciences
Medical Ethics
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
PHIL 322
Arts and Sciences
Environmental Ethics
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
PHIL 325
Arts and Sciences
Engineering Ethics
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
CMS Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication (Speech)
POLI 201
Arts and Sciences
American National Government
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
POLI 302
Arts and Sciences
Classical and Medieval Political Theory
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
POLI 303
Arts and Sciences
Modern Political Theory
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
POLI 304
Arts and Sciences
Contemporary Political Theory
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
RELG 205
Arts and Sciences
Morality, Ethics, and Religion
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
SAEL 200
Arts and Sciences
Social Advocacy & Ethical Life
CMS Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication (Speech)
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
WGST 112
Arts and Sciences
Women in Society
VSR Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
GSS Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences/Cultural Identities

Questions?

Students who have questions about the Carolina Core should contact their academic advisor or undergraduate College office.

Other important links:

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